Description

Introduced by His Royal Highness Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personnel. The word ‘Invictus’, Latin for ‘unconquered’. The Invictus Games highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.

The Royal Australian Mint and Invictus Games Sydney 2018 have jointly produced the coins to honour the 4th Invictus Invictus Games that hosted by Sydney, Australia from the 20-27 October 2018.

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

Reverse

Depicts a side view of Invictus Athelete in a sporting wheelchair. The design also highlights the official motto “I AM” out of the legend Invictus Games.

Engraver: Aleksandra Stokic

2
DOLLARS
AS
2018
SYDNEY
INVICTUS
GAMES

Edge

2 Dollars

4th portrait

Sydney 2018 Invictus Games

KM#
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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